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2015 Honda Civic

$10,916 — $18,644 USED
Sedan
5 Seats
25-35 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Fuel efficiency
  • Well-equipped base model
  • Responsive CVT
  • Visibility
  • Handling

The Bad

  • Ride quality of coupe
  • Multimedia system's touch-sensitive buttons
  • Small trunk
  • Coupe's headroom
  • Drum rear brakes on lower trims
2015 Honda Civic exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2015 Honda Civic
  • New Special Edition trim level for the sedan
  • Coupe or sedan, manual or automatic
  • LaneWatch display available
  • Hybrid and natural-gas versions available

Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

What Is the 2015 Honda Civic?

The front-wheel-drive 2015 Honda Civic is a five-seat compact car that's available as a sedan or a coupe. It competes with the Toyota Corolla, Hyundai Elantra, Chevrolet Cruze, Scion tC, Mazda3 and Ford Focus. Trim levels include the LX, SE, HF, EX, EX-L, Si and Natural Gas. The 2015 Civic is also available in a Hybrid configuration, covered separately.

What's New on the 2015 Honda Civic?

The Honda Civic adds the SE trim level for 2015. Available only in the sedan body style, the SE adds a continuously variable automatic transmission, automatic climate control, an audio system with a touchscreen, Honda's LaneWatch system and 15-inch aluminum wheels with black accents.

How Does the 2015 Honda Civic Compare to Other Compact Cars?

The Civic is a bit noisier than its competitors, and while you'll get more oomph and less protest from the Mazda3, the Civic is no slouch when it comes to springy acceleration. Where the Civic faceplants is its ride quality - the chassis bounces around quite a lot over even modest dips in the road. In this regard, it's the polar opposite of the Scion tC. 

In terms of efficiency, the 2015 Honda Civic is in line with its competitors, offering a combined city/highway rating of 33 mpg when equipped with a CVT, or up to 35 mpg with the efficiency-focused HF trim. This is well within the ballpark of models like the Ford Focus (up to 33 mpg), Hyundai Elantra (up to 32 mpg), Toyota Corolla (up to 35 mpg), Nissan Sentra (up to 34 mpg) and Mazda3 (up to 34 mpg).

What Features in the 2015 Honda Civic Are Most Important?

The 2015 Civic comes standard with a 143-horsepower, 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine mated to a five-speed manual transmission. All 2015 Civics feature a selectable Econ Button and front-wheel drive. The available Si trim comes equipped with a 205-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine paired with a six-speed manual transmission, while the Natural Gas model features a 110-hp, 1.8-liter four-cylinder power plant and a five-speed automatic. A continuously variable automatic is standard on the SE, HF and EX-L models and is optional on the LX and EX.

Significant standard features include 15-inch steel wheels with the sedan or 16-inch steel wheels for the coupe, body-colored side mirrors and door handles, a height-adjustable driver's seat, cloth seats, a folding backseat, Bluetooth connectivity, air conditioning, a tilt/telescoping steering wheel with accessory controls, cruise control and a CD stereo with USB functionality and Bluetooth audio streaming.

Notable available features include alloy wheels (measuring 15, 16, 17 or 18 inches), heated mirrors, a power moonroof, fog lights, a 60/40-split folding rear seat, automatic air conditioning, an upgraded audio system with a 7-inch touchscreen, a navigation system and push-button start.

As required in all new cars of this model year, every 2015 Honda Civic comes equipped with an electronic stability system, front airbags and antilock brakes. The 2015 Civic also comes standard with front side-impact airbags, side curtain airbags and a backup camera. Honda's LaneWatch blind spot monitoring system is available.

Should I Buy the 2015 Honda Civic?

Among compact cars, the 2015 Honda Civic is one of the most feature-rich - and one of the most expensive - models available. The upside to it costing more than most of its major competitors is the fact that a trim upgrade isn't necessarily required for most drivers. If you're willing to pay a small premium for a practical, generously equipped compact, the Civic is a strong choice.

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2015 Honda Civic Overview

by Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

Honda's Civic compact car is available in coupe or sedan body styles and offers a range of drivetrains, including hybr... Read More

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.7
258 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.6)
Performance
(4.5)
Interior Design
(4.6)
Comfort
(4.6)
Reliability
(4.9)
Value For The Money
(4.7)

Read reviews that mention:

(4.0)

The most reliable was a Malibu

by Paulette from SACRAMENTO on November 15, 2018

It rides really good and it was good on gas also it looks really good too. I also like the Toyota Camry it's good on gas and it also looks good and it's very comfortable and it rides smooth Read full review

(4.0)

Needs more "oomph"

by Kathycat13 from Spokane, WA on November 14, 2018

I like this car, love the color, like the style of the car; only own manual transmission vehicles, and I feel like this Honda does not have quite the get up and go that my previous Celica had (manual ... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2015 Honda Civic currently has 1 recall


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2015 Honda Civic LX

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
acceptable
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
good
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Small Overlap Front - Driver Side

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/Thigh
good
Lower Leg/Foot
marginal
Overall Evaluation
good
Restraints and Dummy Kinematics
good
Structure and Safety Cage
good
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Honda

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    36 months / 36,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Civic received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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